Ask a mom what she ultimately wants for her children, and she’ll say something like, “I just want them to be happy and healthy.” Ask the same mom what she wants for herself, and she’ll likely give the trademark sigh of a parent who’s forgotten what it’s like to put themselves first. “Coffee, preferably hot,” comes the joking reply. It happens to the best of us. Somewhere … [Read more...] about The best baby-care is self-care
By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns Your newborn needs lots of sleep (up to eighteen hours a day!) but your baby doesn’t know that! He exists in the moment and responds to his body’s needs and his environment. Many new parents don’t realize that their baby’s sleep needs are powerfully driven by instinct. When your infant is tired, he’ll … [Read more...] about Read baby’s cues for better sleep – a handy checklist
Those itsy bitsy nails grow faster than you realize, especially since newborns tend to scratch their faces a lot. Here’s how to get trim your newborn's nails safely without either of you shedding tears. In the very beginning, you might only need an emery board. Yes, they make baby-sized emery boards! Some newborn’s nails are so soft that a clipper or … [Read more...] about How do I safely trim my newborn’s nails? Here are 4 steps.
Father’s Daze - A new dad’s guide to baby care New dads have an image problem. We’re often seen as clueless and inept, with all the natural parenting ability of a canned ham. This is not our fault, at least partly. Unlike women, we were not born knowing what a “layette” is or that yoo-hoo is not an acceptable infant formula. This is why new dads must take some responsibility … [Read more...] about 8 baby care tips for new dads
It’s almost that time of year again when moms are deservedly recognized, celebrated and pampered for all the love and support they heap on their families year round. Whether you’re pregnant with your first child or already juggling life with a little one, cheers to you! As partners and children scramble to find ways to express their appreciation, here are a few hints you can … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2015